Breakfast

Rocky- Breakfast of Champions

As simple or as complicated as you like, breakfast is the first meal of the day for most. Derived of the two words break, and fast, the name appropriately describes the breaking of a fast occurring between the first meal of the day and the final meal of the previous night.

Breakfast honestly, is my favorite meal of the day for a few reasons, the main one being, the fun food choices. I will be posting several of my favorite recipes I have found on line, along with those from friends and MCBMI women! The website where the recipes can be found will always be posted in the post, unless it is my own personal concoction, which will be rare! Please rate and leave comments, it will be greatly appreciated.

Easy Gluten Free Oat Waffles

As a child, I always preferred pancakes to waffles, but as I have gotten older, my tastes have changed. There is nothing like a waffle that is crisp on the outside and tender on the inside, the kind that soaks up just the right amount of syrup. So if you are a waffle lover, try these oat waffles by Cookie + Kate. They are an easy to make gluten free option, and they taste great! Spring is here and Summer is around the corner, so berries are in season. Add them as a topping to switch things up a bit while giving your skin a healthy boost of healthy antioxidants.

To get this recipe, just click the link above. Give it a try and if you like it, come back and give us a thumbs up

Berry Dragon Fruit Smoothie

I usually stick to eating fruits I know I like, but they say, “variety is the spice of life” so I am posting this Berry Dragon Fruit Smoothie by Stephanie from the Grateful Grazer, as encouragement to try something new. I got the idea of using Dragon Fruit in a smoothie from my latest MCBMI interview with Rebecca Nunez.

Rebecca’s interview is “Muscle Is Self-acceptance.” Read it and checkout her version of the Berry Dragon Fruit Smoothie. Try one, or try them both and compare. For breakfast or a snack, this is definitely a must try AND, it will go great with an Oatmeal Muffin, see the recipe to the right.

For the recipe to the Berry Dragon Fruit Smoothie, click the link above. If you try it and you like it, come back and give it a thumbs up.

Easy Oatmeal Muffins

I love Oatmeal for breakfast, especially during the winter, but even I must admit having that same bowl of hot cereal most mornings, can become a bit boring. Try shaking things up with this recipe by Allrecipes for Easy Oatmeal Muffins. The prep time is only 15 min. and the cooking time is 25 min. with a yield of 12 muffins.

Prepare them on a day off and they become a quick gab-n-go solution for those with busy mornings. You can substitute applesauce for oil and add dried fruit if you like. They go great with eggs, or they can stand on their own. However you decide to eat them, it is a healthy, tasty way to start your day! For the full recipe, just click the link.

Pumpkin Granola Yogurt Parfaits

It’s pumpkin season so if you love the flavor of pumpkin, then this Pumpkin Granola Yogurt ParfaiSt, by Nutrition in the Kitch is for you. It’s light creamy and easy to make, perfect for Thanksgiving morning breakfast, or a light desert option. For the full recipe, just click the link

Tropical Breakfast Parfait

This Tropical Breakfast Parfait by Daisy Brand is quick and easy to make. It contain three major food groups, making it a great balanced morning meal choice. If you want the full recipe, simply click the link.

Harvest Pumpkin Pancakes with Bacon Apple Topping

A marvelous combination of flavors, these Harvest Pumpkin Pancakes with Apple Bacon Topping are a hardy way to start a Fall day. Make these delicious pancakes gluten-free, simply by opting to use a gluten-free flour. The recipes by Clean Eating, can be found simply by clicking the link.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Chi Pudding

If you love a bit of nostalgia, then this vegan, gluten-free Peanut Butter and Jelly Chia Seed Pudding by Minimalist Baker, is for you. For breakfast, a mid-day snack, or dessert, this light creamy recipes is chocked full of protein, antioxidants, and fiber. For the full recipe, click the link.